Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Sydney Writers' Festival 30 April — 6 May 2018
Ahead of moving the 2018
Sydney Writers’ Festival hub from Walsh Bay to its new temporary home
at Carriageworks in Eveleigh, we have been catching up with
writers, broadcasters and thinkers from the area in our Local Knowledge series.
The suburbs Eveleigh,
Chippendale, Darlington and Redfern can all be explored within a short
walking distance of one another, so we spoke to Triple J presenter and
comedian Lewis Hobba who
shared some of his personal highlights spanning life in Redfern and its
"When I moved to Sydney
in 2009, my first job was in Chippendale, and the first place that blew
my country Victorian mind was the nearby White
Rabbit Gallery. It's a huge (free!) collection of modern Chinese
art that surprises and impresses everyone who drops in. It’s also on
the same street as Brickfields cafe, whose bacon sandwich can pull you
back from the brink of death."